Egg Benefits: Boosts Memory, Reduces Risk Of Dementia

Egg Benefits: Boosts Memory, Reduces Risk Of Dementia
Egg Benefits: Boosts Memory, Reduces Risk Of Dementia

Eating An Egg A Day Benefits: Boosts Memory, Reduces Risk Of Alzhimer's And Dementia

Eggs are eaten with a great taste all over the world. Eating boiled eggs or omelets for breakfast is considered healthy, while for dinner or lunch egg can be easily fed by dishes like bhurji, curry, and biryani. Even dieticians consider egg as a superfood. Recent research suggests that eating an egg a day keeps your brain healthy and memory stronger until old age. With your growing age, your memory decreases or disappears completely. Dementia and Alzheimer's are similar diseases that lead to the weakening of memory in old age. If you eat an egg daily from now on, you can keep your brain healthy for a long period.

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows how beneficial is an egg for your brain. The study was conducted on 2500 men, who were above 22 years of age. All these people were fed 1 or 2 eggs daily. A few days later, tests revealed that most of these people had better functioning of the brain and sharp memory. Besides, scientists found that the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia in most people was much lower than those who did not eat eggs.

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Eggs have a special nutrient called choline. Choline is considered to be a portion of brain food, which means that it increases the brain's capacity. Eggs have a good amount of choline, which is transformed into acetylcholine by your brain. It is a neurotransmitter that improves communication between brain cells.

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Dementia and Alzheimer's are the two major and common diseases in the old age. Alzheimer's disease usually causes dementia gradually. In this disease, the memory of the person is either weakened or completely lost. Besides, his ability to work is also affected. In this research, scientists have found that eating just an egg a day can reduce the risk of these two diseases by 28%. This means that if you are used to eggs at your young age, your body will be healthy in old age.

An egg is considered good for health, but an excess of everything is bad. Cholesterol is found in the yellow part (yolk) of the egg, but this cholesterol is less harmful than the cholesterol found in oil-ghee, etc. A large egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol, while a healthy person should not take more than 200-300 mg of cholesterol a day. 

  • Do not cook the eggs on a very high flame, make omelets or vegetables in less oil.
  • The best option to eat eggs is to boil and eat or to make omelets and roast it in very little oil.

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Written by: Tavishi Dogra

Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 08, 2019

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